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ANTI-TOBACCO CARTEL GETS $500,000 TO SCAN DOCUMENTS

July 23, 1999

Besides being an orgy of lies and frauds so vast, the layperson can no longer quantify it, anti-tobacco is also an orgy of useless expenditures that feeds the operatives of an institutionalized criminal system.

Like in all socialist systems, workers and employees are kept busy by performing useless tasks at the expenses of the taxpayers.

The money stolen from a private industry and its customers in the name of health is not just going to build bridges and highways. It also goes to feed the accomplices who made the theft possible.

Here we report just a small example (only $500,000) of such payback. The information was obtained from the Stanton Glantz's announcement list.

Stanton Glantz is the famous junk science anti-tobacco activist/"scientist" whose crooked "science" has been repeatedly and unquestionably demonstrated; but that had no consequence on him because he enjoys political protection. Glantz's garbage science is in fact used as if it was serious science in order to justify anti-tobaccopolitics.

Please note that the analysis of the tobacco industry documentation has revealed absolutely no irregularities whatsoever in over thirty years of activity -- to the point that the investigation commission has been quietly (and of course unannounced by the slod-out mass media) wound down for lack of evidence.

Of course, the documentation shows that the industry is targeting young adults. Any industry recognizes that the youth is a prime source of marketing. But they are talking about adults -- the same people who are asked to die during a war, pay taxes, vote, etc. But for anti-tobacco gangsters evidence means nothing unless it is twisted in their favor.

So, here we have it. Half a million dollars to scan documents -- just a small payoff for lies well said and frauds well done. It is no coincidence that UCSF is the University where Stanton Glantz works. Notice how this kind of political nepotism has become so bold and shameless, it is publicly announced as if it was an ordinary, routine event. And unfortunately it is, for when the system is so deeply rotten, corruption becomes the standard of business, and no longer needs to be hidden -- or noticed.

UCSF should be the acronym for University of Corruption San Francisco.

And the American public keeps paying these parasites.


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To: StanGlantz-L@smokescreen.org, tob-info@uicc.ch
From: Stan Glantz
Subject: UCSF releases 80,000 pages of Camel marketing documents online

Alice Trinkl, News Director

Source:Wallace Ravven (415) 476-2557
E-mail:wravven@pubaff.ucsf.edu
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 1999

FULL COLLECTION OF RJ REYNOLDS "JOE CAMEL" CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTS NOW ONLINE

Eight years after the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was first challenged for targeting minors in its Joe Camel ad campaign, 80,000 pages of once-confidential documents, including details of the tobacco company's youth marketing strategies, have been placed online by UC San Francisco.

The Mangini Collection of documents chronicle the company's struggle to hold on to market share as tobacco use in the U.S. declined. Internally generated marketing strategies are shown to converge on the view that the older generation of smokers is dying off, so the tobacco company's future success rests on its ability to attract young, first time smokers.

Online publication of the mostly confidential documents stems from a December, 1997 legal settlement of a case brought by Janet Mangini that forced R.J. Reynolds (RJR) to abandon the Joe Camel campaign.

The documents form part of the online Tobacco Control Archives compiled and released by the UCSF Library/Center for Knowledge Management. The internet address to access the collection is www.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco/mangini .

The Joe Camel campaign was designed to attract what are referred to by RJR as FUBYAS, first time usual brand young adult smokers.

The traditional "I'd Walk A Mile" campaign with the image of the solitary middle aged male was replaced with the irrepressibly cool, pool-playing, baseball-capped camel.

Much of the documents defend or attack an article published in a 1991 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (vol. 266, no. 22) claiming that Joe Camel had a higher rate of recognition among schoolchildren than Micky Mouse. The documents reflect Reynolds effort to refute these findings by sponsoring many academic studies which counter this conclusion.

Also included are documents on the Tobacco Institute's "Helping Youth Decide" program, promoted by R.J. Reynolds and designed to recruit educators, youth group leaders and law enforcement officials to use this tobacco industry "anti-smoking" curriculum. The documents indicate that the primary purpose of this effort was political, to head off meaningful anti-tobacco education by pro-health forces.

The first 2,000 pages of the Mangini Collection were released online by UCSF a year ago, but the current collection contains some 40 times more pages of documents. They form part of the Tobacco Control Archives, established in 1994 to provide a centralized source of information about the grass-roots tobacco control movement in California, the people and organizations involved, and the resulting legislation generated. A central focus of the archive has been the documentation of Proposition 99, the tobacco tax initiative passed by voters in 1989.

The UCSF Library/Center for Knowledge Management has received a $500,000 grant from the UC Tobacco Related Disease Research Program to continue to abstract and digitize tobacco industry documents for release on the internet.

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Wallace Ravven

News Services,
University of California
San Francisco
(415) 502-1332
476-2557
WRavven@PubAff.ucsf.edu


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